Registration of religious organisations yet again: Bektashi Community

In Bektashi Community and Others v ‘the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’ [2018] ECHR 325, the applicants, the Bektashi Community, a religious association, and two of its members, Mr E Brahimaj, an Albanian national, and Mr A Sulejmani, a Macedonian national, complained that, when new legislation entered into force in 2007, the domestic courts in the Republic (‘FYROM’) refused to allow the Bektashi Community to retain its status as a religious organisation and to accept its fresh application for registration. Continue reading